The University of Tasmania (UTAS) is a medium-sized public Australian university based in Tasmania, Australia. Officially founded on 1 January 1890, it was the fourth university to be established in nineteenth-century Australia. UTAS is a sandstone university and is a member of the international Association of Commonwealth Universities. UTAS offers various undergraduate and graduate programs in a range of disciplines. UTAS has also been consistently ranked in the top 10 universities in Australia for research and has links with 20 specialist research institutes, cooperative research centres and faculty based research centres; many of which are regarded as nationally and internationally competitive leaders. UTAS has a student population of nearly 26,800, including over 6,000 international students (on and offshore) and 1000 PhD students. The University of Tasmania was established in 1890, after the abolition of overseas scholarships provided funds. The first campus location was the Queens Domain in Hobart.
Fish teeth and tectonic plates tell a new story about world's largest ocean current
Fossil fish teeth recovered from the ocean floor around Tasmania have shed new light on the origins of the world's largest ocean current, according to a paper released in Nature this week.
The big birds came to Tassie by sea, scientists find
Researchers have found that the Tasmanian sub-species of Australia's largest bird of prey, the wedge-tailed eagle, probably flew to the island in the past 100-plus years and did not develop separately when Tasmania was cut ...
Coastal Antarctic study identifies large acidic change
A unique comparison of coastal water monitoring near Australia's Davis Station in East Antarctica has shown significant changes in ocean chemistry over the past 16 years.
Century-old science helps confirm global warming
(Phys.org) —Ocean measurements taken more than 135 years ago during the scientific expedition of HMS Challenger have provided further confirmation of human-produced global warming over the past century.
Offshore bluefin tuna bigger, healthier than their nearshore counterparts, study finds
Port Lincoln tuna are bigger, healthier and happier when they are kilometres offshore, according to a study by University of Tasmania researchers.
Ports are hotspots for exotic sea star orgies
Marine biologists have found that port environments are enabling invasive sea stars to breed at a rapid rate.
Discovery may allow plant breeders to 'switch off' flower production
(Phys.org) -- A research project has discovered a new gene with an important role in generating flower-bearing structures (inflorescences) in plants.